Creative Economies – Connecting the academy to creative industries

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November 15, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Film and Film History, Fine Arts, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

Creative Economies – Connecting the academy to creative industries

This is a virtual education conference call from Zayed University, UAE, seeks to explore how culture, place and history inform education internationally today.


Conference: 15-17 November 2022

Place: Virtual

Abstracts:  05 October 2022


Zayed University with the University of Dundee, Florida State University,  Amps and Routledge



The role of creativity in industry and practice can be underappreciated. Although great strides are being made by local institutions and organizations to increase awareness, the development of the creative economy through art, design and the humanities is still emerging. Often related to this issue, are questions of culturally sensitivity. At the same time that we seek to ‘decolonize’ the curriculum, we also seek to open the eyes of students to new directions in their chosen fields from a variety of international and local perspectives.

Under the banner of “Creative Economies, Teaching and Industries” this Conference Strand Call welcomes presentations addressing various approaches, considerations, and conditions impacting the emerging creative economy through teaching.  These may include but are not limited to:

Case studies incorporating non-western pedagogical methods; classroom collaborations with local industry; cross-institutional course collaborations, multi-disciplinary partnerships within institutions; and local community partnerships.

We seek to highlight research-based pedagogical methods from academics invested in cultivating the creative economy, prompting creative solutions, and delivering projects around the world – whether products, visual artefacts or spatial designs.


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May Thorpe, Lina Ahmed, Cindee Hogan, Marco Sosa